Symantec Releases First Veritas Products

Symantec this week issued the first joint products since acquiring
Veritas in a $10.5 billion deal last month, focusing on e-mail security and
archiving and Linux-based storage management.

Symantec says its new E-mail Security and Availability solution makes it
“the only company addressing the full range of business and IT needs around
keeping messaging systems and data secure and readily available.”

The product targets spam and viruses and automatically manages the lifecycle
of older e-mails through Veritas’ Enterprise Vault archiving technology. The
offering also promises to keep customers’ e-mail infrastructures resilient
against failure.

The offering is targeted at companies that need to comply with data
protection and retention regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA, offering filtering of e-mail at all stages of
transmission, and archiving, retention, discovery and supervision

The product also reduces the cost and time of migrating to newer versions of
Microsoft Exchange, with no downtime, while protecting data during
migration, Symantec said.

Linux Storage Management Gets a Boost

Symantec also released version 4.1 of the Veritas Storage Foundation
products, including Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC, Storage Foundation
Cluster File System, Storage Foundation for Databases, Veritas Volume
Replicator and Veritas Cluster Server. The storage management products
include improved performance and availability, along with 64-bit support on

With the Linux 2.6 kernel, the operating system now has the scalability and
performance for mission-critical workloads, said Sean Derrington, Symantec’s
senior manager of the Storage and Server Management Group.

The 4.1 versions support the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 operating systems and 64-bit computing
architectures such as Intel’s Itanium and Xeon EM64T and AMD Opteron. They
offer twice the performance of native file systems, and support
configurations up to 256 terabytes and more than 1,000 disks, including
support for tiered storage, Derrington said.

The Storage Foundation software family of products can be purchased starting
at $400, and Cluster Server and Volume Replicator start at $1,500.

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